Oncology Analytics, a technology-enabled service company that provides health plans, providers, and patients with an evidence-based, analytics-focused approach to utilization management, purpose-built for oncology, has announced the appointment of Lee Newcomer, MD, as a strategic advisor. Dr. Newcomer is a board-certified oncologist with more than 30 years of experience in oncology management, first as a practicing oncologist, and then in the health-care industry, where he has been leading the charge for affordable and effective cancer care.
Lee Newcomer, MD
Through his strategic advisor role with Oncology Analytics, Dr. Newcomer will offer his extensive expertise in oncology benefits management and precision medicine to help support the company’s market and product strategy. In addition, he will lead and chair the creation of a Customer Advisory Board, where customers will collaborate with Oncology Analytics to provide feedback, identify priorities, and help guide the company’s future roadmap.
Dr. Newcomer was most recently at UnitedHealth Group, where he began his career in 1991 as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Newcomer practiced medical oncology in Minneapolis and Tulsa, Oklahoma; he served as Medical Director for Cigna Healthcare in Kansas City and was a founding executive of Vivius, a consumer-directed venture that allowed consumers to create their own personalized health plans. In 2006, Dr. Newcomer returned to UnitedHealth Group to lead a pilot initiative combining clinical, financial, and program management experts to improve the quality and affordability of cancer care. During that time, the team launched the first risk payment program for cancer therapy, created a physician-oriented prior authorization tool, developed the first commercial database with clinical and claims data for patients with cancer, and launched a genetic test management program.